Vic Rouse (footballer, born 1936)

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Vic Rouse
Personal information
Date of birth (1936-03-16) 16 March 1936 (age 78)
Place of birth Swansea, Wales
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954–1956 Millwall 0 (0)
1956–1963 Crystal Palace 238 (0)
1963 Northampton Town 0 (0)
1963–1965 Oxford United 22 (0)
1965–1967 Leyton Orient 40 (0)
1967–1972 Atlanta Chiefs 61 (0)
Total 361 (0)
National team
1959 Wales 1 (0)
Teams managed
1969–1972 Atlanta Chiefs
1972–xxxx Metropolitan Police
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Vic Rouse (born 16 March 1936) is a Welsh former football player and coach. Rouse played at both professional and international levels as a goalkeeper, before becoming a football manager.


Playing career[edit]

Born in Swansea, Rouse played in the Football League for Millwall, Crystal Palace, Northampton Town, Oxford United and Leyton Orient.[1] Rouse later played in the North American Soccer League for the Atlanta Chiefs.[2]

Rouse earned one cap at full international level for Wales.[1] Rouse became the first ever international player from the old Fourth Division when he made his 1959 appearance.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

Rouse was player-manager of the Chiefs between 1969 and 1972. After retiring as a player in 1972, he returned to England to become manager of Metropolitan Police.[1] He was still managing Metropolitan Police as of 1982.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Player profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 23 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Player profile". NASL Jerseys. Retrieved 23 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Quirky Facts". Goalkeepers Are Different. Retrieved 23 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Player profile". Crystal Palace F.C. official website. Archived from the original on 17 February 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2013.